Guide to Greener Electronics - Acer, June 2009

Publication - 1 July, 2009
Acer moves up the ranking from 11th to 9th place, with an increased score of 4.9 points, gained for putting on the market 16 models of monitor with many parts that are almost free of PVC vinyl plastic and brominated flame retardants (BFRs), except for the power cord. At the last ranking, the company was not penalised for backtracking on its commitment to eliminate PVC and BFRs in all products by the end of 2009 as internal communication with Acer revealed that it believes that it can still meet this commitment. Acer now needs to transition its PCs to using no BFRs or PVC.